CICan awards recognize commitment to Indigenous education, employment

June 3, 2015

Colleges and Institutes Canada has awarded the first Indigenous Education Excellence Gold Award to Yukon College. The award recognizes the college’s commitment to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit initiatives; respect for intellectual and cultural traditions; increased understanding and reciprocity among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; and efforts to build relationships with local communities. CICan highlighted the college’s President’s Advisory Council on First Nations Initiatives, which consists of the Education Directors from each Yukon First Nation. CICan also awarded the Outstanding Partner award to the Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC) for its efforts to encourage Indigenous workplace inclusivity and in recognition of the Indigenous youth mentoring and leadership programs delivered through its charity, Kocihta. CICan’s Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes was recently signed by North West College, the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT), and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Yukon College News | CICan News Release | SaskPolytech News